Building a Text-Based Bank in Java

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In this Guided Project, you will:

Learn how to build a basic Java program, with input and output to the user

Learn how to manipulate variables in Java, and the different types of numeric variables

Learn how to manipulate data, using arrays and loops

Clock2 hours
BeginnerBeginner
CloudNo download needed
VideoSplit-screen video
Comment DotsEnglish
LaptopDesktop only

By the end of this project, you will learn how to create a basic banking command-line application using Java and Eclipse. This application will be able to model real life bank functions such as adding an account, increasing/decreasing the balance of an account, and allowing a user to check their balance. We will also learn how to store basic demographic information of each account holder and learn how to output a summary of all accounts. This application will demonstrate standard programming paradigms, and teach students about essential programming concepts such as variables, commenting, input and output to the user with the Scanner class, and importing/using standard Java libraries. We will also cover more powerful concepts such as conditional statements, loops, and arrays. Students can expect to walk away from the course confident in their ability to use essential Java programming tools, with a basic working understanding of how Java functions.

Skills you will develop

Computer ProgrammingApplication DesignJava

Learn step-by-step

In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:

  1. Learners will be introduced to the banking application, and get to view the planned design of the application

  2. Learners will learn how to output to the user and setup to take input

  3. Learners will discover the many different numeric variable types in Java, and get hands on experience with assigning input to a variable.

  4. Learners will learn how to create branching logic in programs using conditional statements. Learners will discover the syntax necessary for if and else statements.

  5. Students will learn how to create an array and how to assign values to each index. We will also why and how to keep track of a size counter.

  6. Learners will get practice with operations on variables, and get to see how Java deals with decimal values when they are output to the user.

  7. Students will discover how to use an array to make their program loop so it functions like a real-life program. Learners will also discover how a for loop can traverse all filled values in an array.

  8. Students will learn how to make their program quit. They will also get to test the final program, and learn a common tool for debugging a program.

How Guided Projects work

Your workspace is a cloud desktop right in your browser, no download required

In a split-screen video, your instructor guides you step-by-step

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